A Pie chart in the middle with 5 outer sections in red with a white swirl icon, yellow with a white paper and pencil icon, green with a white speech bubble, light blue with stick people and white speech bubbles, purple with 4 different smilies and inner circle in dark blue with white thought bubble icon with “Neurodiversity” above the thought bubble. Circling the pie chart are the words “Sensory Regulation” in red, “Executive Function” in yellow, “Communication” in green, “Socialization” in blue, and “Emotional Regulation” in purple.

The Five Foundations Explained

Foundations for Divergent Minds is an approach to designing accommodations in key foundational areas. These areas can be areas of impairment for autistic and neurodivergent children because of the lack of consistent and supportive accommodations in their environment. When children interact with a world that is not designed for them, there is bound to be some struggle. We argue that by making accommodations in the environment, we can reduce struggle and increase confidence, autonomy and Read more…

What is Foundations for Divergent Minds

What is Foundations for Divergent Minds? Foundations for Divergent Minds is a new training and educational model for use by parents and professionals working with autistic and neurodivergent children.  The model uses the concept of foundations to create a systematic approach to designing accommodations and supports in classrooms and at home that create a supportive base from which growth can occur.  The five foundations are sensory regulation, emotional regulation, communication, socialization and executive function.  Parents Read more…